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Tamil cinema : the cultural politics of India's other film industry / edited by Selvaraj Velayutham
Bib ID 4466445
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Description London : Routledge, 2008 
xvi, 201 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 9780415396806
9780203930373
Series

Media, culture, and social change in Asia series ; 14.

Summary

Examines the cultural and cinematic representations in Tamil cinema. Outlines the cinema's history and distinctive characteristics, and proceeds to consider a number of important themes such as gender and the portayal of women, religion, class and the politics of identity. S Velayutham, University of Western Sydney, Australia.

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: Contents
  • List of Contributors
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: The Cultural History and Politics of South Indian Tamil Cinema
  • Selvaraj Velayutham
  • 1. A Good Woman, A Very Good Woman: Tamil Cinema?s Women
  • C.S. Lakshmi
  • 2. The Tamil Film Heroine: From a Passive Subject to a Pleasurable Object
  • Sathiavathi Chinniah
 
Notes

Formerly CIP.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Motion pictures -- India -- Tamil Nadu -- History.  |  Motion picture industry -- India -- Tamil Nadu.  |  Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- India -- Tamil Nadu.  |  Cinema (Film studies) (India,Australia)  |  Asian studies.
Other authors/contributors Velayutham, Selvaraj, 1968-

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